HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1822-3
64. Mr. BARNES

asked the Minister of Munitions if he has yet considered the question of the men deported from Glasgow, with special reference to David Kirkwood; if he will say whether Kirk- wood has agreed that, if allowed to return to Glasgow, he will remain at work and submit any question arising to his trade union; if he has given the assurance which was asked of him, will he explain why he is not allowed to return to Glasgow; and if Sir William Beardmore has signed a request asking for the return of David Kirkwood and agreeing to employ him if allowed to return to Glasgow?


The case of Kirkwood has been considered in conjunction with that of the other three men who have not been allowed to return to Glasgow, and I can add nothing in this respect to the answer given to my hon. Friend on 17th October last. So far as can be ascertained, Kirkwood has not entered into an agreement of the kind spoken of, and I am informed that Sir "William Beardmore has not asked for his return.